Your Questions About Digital Paint Magazine

Michael asks…

Living or surviving? (looking for a new career choice in central NJ)?

This is what I have for my resume (sans contact info and references) I need some great info to help out. Just a recap on my current info:

working in a brokerage firm doing maintenance (in which I am currently fed up with), I did college and have an ASA and need to land a better job. Obviously, I want to live instead of surviving. I am 27, have MS (this is a reason why I am looking for a no labor job) and fee; that my time in college has been wasted.
(Also, I do not know which category to place this in so if this is in the “wrong” one, please forgive me)

Enough of the depression talk, here is my info:

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Maintenance/Mailroom clerk/Operations assistant
MAXIM Group – New York, NY (Brokerage firm)
• BEGINNING: December 2008 – Present
• Maintenance responsibilities: Cleanliness of office space
• Mail room responsibilities: Sort & distribute mail, deliver office supplies to departments.
• Operations responsibilities: Open, modify or close trader and personal accounts. Deal with NetExchange (Pro and 360),Microsoft Excel, and Document Tracking

Pre-Press Coordinator
Wyld Grant Format Imaging – Linden, NJ (Print Shop)
• BEGINNING: September 2008 END: October 2008
• Worked with client images for preparation before printing
• Use of Apple Mac Pro for projects and file conversions
• Worked on using Roland Solojet Pro III printer
• Helping with manual work in warehouse area (IE Lifting, sorting, packing and shipping items)

Product Placement Supervisor
Home Decor Products, Inc. – Edison, NJ (Home product seller)
BEGINNING: January 2008 END: January 2008
• Through Lorelei Temp Agency
• Placed product photos on website
• Fixed and cleaned digital images
• Placed or changed item prices
• Removed discontinued items
• Helped employees with troubleshooting such as HTML or graphic manipulation

Lead Graphic Designer
Ram Products, Inc. – East Brunswick, NJ (Dental and Fashion drill specialist)
BEGINNING: October 2006 END: August 2007
• Worked on photos of various products to be shown on Ebay
• Managed brochure template
• Managed flyer template, text color and product look
• Taken digital images of products for print or online viewing
• In charge of magazine advertisements with design responsibility
• Worked on excel for data entry
• Hard copy file work placed in order

PERSONAL SKILLS
• Freehand illustrations skills executed in various mediums (IE pencil, pen, charcoal, paint, pastel, etc)
• Desktop publishing
• Maintains own LLC (Real Myth Clothing)
• Maintains and updates own website (http://www.realmythclothing.com)
• Freelance design
• Promotional work (i.e. flyers, letterheads, stationery signs, business cards, logo’s, and brochures
Digital photograph retouching
• Advertisements for magazines, newspapers, and other visual mediums
• Web design and maintenance
• Execute thoughts verbally and visually
• Willing to learn new programs

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
SCHOOL: Middlesex County College, Edison, New Jersey GRADUATION: May 2006
DEGREE: A.A.S. in Media Arts & Advanced Graphic Design

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY
Platforms:
Windows 95/ME/XP, Mac OS X Leopard

Applications:
Adobe Photoshop CS/CS2/CS3, Illustrator CS/CS2/CS3, ImageReady CS/CS2, Indesign CS/CS2,
Procreate Painter 7, Corel Painter 9, QuarkXpress 6, CATMAN, Macromedia Dreamweaver 7 & 8 (HTML, CSS), Microsoft Applications (FrontPage, Word, Excel), Net Exchange 3.0, Net Exchange 360, Document Tracker

Timo answers:

Hi there Living and Surviving,

Looks like you have a diverse background. Some of the things that really stand out are your abilities to market and being coachable. I only say this because of your desire for more education as indicated by achieving an AAS for Graphic Design and then your transistion over the Maxim group in a completely different profession. You also have a diverse range of application skills.

Have you thought about what your goals are? (What is your dream job?) Then, how are you going to get there? (Do you need more schooling, etc.) I also kind of make out that you have some leadership skills to boot if I am not mistaken by your Lead Designer position…this could help too.

Here are some suggestions:
Website Theme design
Starting your own business at outlet stores/market places/online-store (Didn’t find you online)
You could also find a partner to help out the business angle
I know someone with real success with illustrations for companies needing instruction manuals
made

Alternatively:
You could keep working odds and ends until your portfolio is large enough to approach a major retailer. Hone those skills and find a niche market. You could also do what I had done and take up a part-time business while you work full-time to make ends meet. Here is something you may be interested in www.Paidlikeaceo.com. Don’t worry, it is not a friends and family hassling gig, but something you could do in the meantime.

I wish you the best and if you know anyone else looking for a plan B, please pass my website along? Cheers!

Betty asks…

summer day camp ideas for 4 year old?

I would like to send my daughter to a couple of half day camps this summer but finances are limited right now. I thought I would come up with some weekly themes and ideas of my own and we could have our own summer camp for a couple hours based on a weekly theme. Does any body have any ideas to help me out? Here are some of the ideas I have come up with: Nature Camp: pick, press and dry some flowers and leaves and put them into a picture frame which we have decorated, take a nature hike and look for birds and animals, make plaster casts of animal footprints. Art Camp: spread a large piece of paper on the ground outside and use your body to paint a giant picture, cut pictures out of a magazine and make a collage, make beads out of modeling clay of some sort, paint them and make jewelry, use an old digital camera to take pictures, print them out and make a book or something to display her photographs. Sports camp: visit local ice rink, swimming, I need help with this one! Other ideas?

Timo answers:

Those are great ideas. Ask your daughter to come with some ideas of things she would like to learn about. We did this at a child care center one year and the kids came up with ideas we wouldn’t have. It was great and they were more interested and excited about it because it was their own idea. We did a unit on space/astronauts, and one on dinosaurs. I can’t remember what else but there we things we wouldnt have thought of.
There are lots of preschool websites that can help you think of themes as well. Here are a couple:
http://www.preschooleducation.com/topic.shtml
http://www.everythingpreschool.com/themes/index.htm
http://www.perpetualpreschool.com/

Mary asks…

operating system…6-2?

21.
All of the following statements are true except one. Which one is FALSE?
A) Windows NT is an early version of Windows designed for a multi-user, networked environment.
B) Windows XP has a home edition designed for home use.
C) Windows XP has a professional edition designed for business use.
D) Windows Me is the same as Windows 98.
22.
An operating system which can run multiple application programs at the same time is referred to as:
A) A multi-running operating system.
B) A multi-application operating system.
C) A multi-device operating system.
D) A multi-tasking operating system.
23.
Handheld device operating systems allow you to perform all of the following tasks except one. Which task cannot be performed by handheld device operating systems?
A) Manage contacts and appointments
B) Send and receive e-mail as well as browse the Web
C) Play sound, video, and games
D) Accurately predict future winning lottery numbers
24.
You can use two operating systems, such as Windows and Linux, on the same computer.
A) True
B) False
25.
A spreadsheet program is suitable for performing all of the following tasks except one. Which task is a spreadsheet program not suitable for?
A) Analyze and sort data
B) Create text documents such as letters and memos
C) Filter data based on specific criteria
D) Create graphs and charts
26.
All of the following statements are true except one. Which one is FALSE?
A) You can retrieve the desired data from a database by sending a query to it.
B) Large organizations don’t use databases because database programs are not suitable for managing vast amounts of data.
C) In a database, a record is a collection of fields that are associated with each other such as the name, address, and phone number of a particular person.
D) In a relational database, the data is stored in different modules, linked together by a common element.
27.
All of the following statements are true except one. Which one is FALSE?
A) Graphics programs are used to manipulate digital photos and scanned images.
B) Graphics programs are used to draw simple objects, or produce fancy graphics for posters, magazine covers, brochures and the Web.
C) Graphics programs are used to draw graphs and charts.
D) Graphics programs are used to promote creativity in children and adults.
28.
All of the following statements are true except one. Which one is FALSE?
A) Images created by a painting program can be enlarged without any quality loss.
B) Desktop publishing programs have more limited graphics capabilities than drawing and paint programs.
C) Graphics programs are used to draw simple objects, or produce fancy graphics for posters, magazine covers, brochures and the Web.
D) Bitmap (bmp), Gif, and JPG are file formats for graphic programs.
29.
All of the following are common ways to upgrade software on a PC except one. Which one is not a common way to upgrade a PC’s software?
A) through the Internet.
B) using a CD or floppy disk.
C) using automatic updates.
D) using a cell phone.
30.
All of the following statements are true except one. Which one is FALSE?
A) You can stay informed about software upgrades through the software’s Automatic Upgrade feature.
B) You can stay informed about software upgrades by regularly emailing or calling your computer manufacturer.
C) You can stay informed about software upgrades by regularly visiting the software manufacturer’s Website.
D) You can stay informed about software upgrades by reading computer industry news in magazines and the Internet.
31.
All of the following statements are true except one. Which one is FALSE?
A) The computer files of an operating system can get damaged, therefore requiring the operating system to be reinstalled or upgraded.
B) If an application program is incompatible with the operating system, the application will not work properly.
C) You can easily fix an incompatibility between an application software and the operating system by restarting the computer.
D) Some operating systems require a specific logon procedure, without which a user may be unable to access the computer.
32.
All of the following statements are true except one. Which one is FALSE?
A) The computers in a company or school are sometimes configured in a way that prevents users other than system administrators to add or remove programs.
B) A newly installed program may be incompatible with existing files.
C) A newly installed program may have conflicts with existing programs.
D) Any Windows-compatible program can be installed on any computer that uses the Windows operating system, regardless of the computer’s hardware specifications

Timo answers:

I looked at 23…

Do you own homework.

Jenny asks…

Windows Computer Help, Please!! Thank you!!! PART II?

21.
All of the following statements are true except one. Which one is FALSE?
A) Windows NT is an early version of Windows designed for a multi-user, networked environment.
B) Windows XP has a home edition designed for home use.
C) Windows XP has a professional edition designed for business use.
D) Windows Me is the same as Windows 98.
22.
An operating system which can run multiple application programs at the same time is referred to as:
A) A multi-running operating system.
B) A multi-application operating system.
C) A multi-device operating system.
D) A multi-tasking operating system.
23.
Handheld device operating systems allow you to perform all of the following tasks except one. Which task cannot be performed by handheld device operating systems?
A) Manage contacts and appointments
B) Send and receive e-mail as well as browse the Web
C) Play sound, video, and games
D) Accurately predict future winning lottery numbers
24.
You can use two operating systems, such as Windows and Linux, on the same computer.
A) True
B) False
25.
A spreadsheet program is suitable for performing all of the following tasks except one. Which task is a spreadsheet program not suitable for?
A) Analyze and sort data
B) Create text documents such as letters and memos
C) Filter data based on specific criteria
D) Create graphs and charts
26.
All of the following statements are true except one. Which one is FALSE?
A) You can retrieve the desired data from a database by sending a query to it.
B) Large organizations don’t use databases because database programs are not suitable for managing vast amounts of data.
C) In a database, a record is a collection of fields that are associated with each other such as the name, address, and phone number of a particular person.
D) In a relational database, the data is stored in different modules, linked together by a common element.
27.
All of the following statements are true except one. Which one is FALSE?
A) Graphics programs are used to manipulate digital photos and scanned images.
B) Graphics programs are used to draw simple objects, or produce fancy graphics for posters, magazine covers, brochures and the Web.
C) Graphics programs are used to draw graphs and charts.
D) Graphics programs are used to promote creativity in children and adults.
28.
All of the following statements are true except one. Which one is FALSE?
A) Images created by a painting program can be enlarged without any quality loss.
B) Desktop publishing programs have more limited graphics capabilities than drawing and paint programs.
C) Graphics programs are used to draw simple objects, or produce fancy graphics for posters, magazine covers, brochures and the Web.
D) Bitmap (bmp), Gif, and JPG are file formats for graphic programs.
29.
All of the following are common ways to upgrade software on a PC except one. Which one is not a common way to upgrade a PC’s software?
A) through the Internet.
B) using a CD or floppy disk.
C) using automatic updates.
D) using a cell phone.
30.
All of the following statements are true except one. Which one is FALSE?
A) You can stay informed about software upgrades through the software’s Automatic Upgrade feature.
B) You can stay informed about software upgrades by regularly emailing or calling your computer manufacturer.
C) You can stay informed about software upgrades by regularly visiting the software manufacturer’s Website.
D) You can stay informed about software upgrades by reading computer industry news in magazines and the Internet.
31.
All of the following statements are true except one. Which one is FALSE?
A) The computer files of an operating system can get damaged, therefore requiring the operating system to be reinstalled or upgraded.
B) If an application program is incompatible with the operating system, the application will not work properly.
C) You can easily fix an incompatibility between an application software and the operating system by restarting the computer.
D) Some operating systems require a specific logon procedure, without which a user may be unable to access the computer.
32.
All of the following statements are true except one. Which one is FALSE?
A) The computers in a company or school are sometimes configured in a way that prevents users other than system administrators to add or remove programs.
B) A newly installed program may be incompatible with existing files.
C) A newly installed program may have conflicts with existing programs.
D) Any Windows-compatible program can be installed on any computer that uses the Windows operating system, regardless of the computer’s hardware specifications.

Timo answers:

I think you will fail this course this semister if you need help already. Anyway you are in the wrong place to ask these questions.

Go buy the book “Computers for Dummies”

Robert asks…

Windows XP Help. thanks?

21.
All of the following statements are true except one. Which one is FALSE?
A) Windows NT is an early version of Windows designed for a multi-user, networked environment.
B) Windows XP has a home edition designed for home use.
C) Windows XP has a professional edition designed for business use.
D) Windows Me is the same as Windows 98.
22.
An operating system which can run multiple application programs at the same time is referred to as:
A) A multi-running operating system.
B) A multi-application operating system.
C) A multi-device operating system.
D) A multi-tasking operating system.
23.
Handheld device operating systems allow you to perform all of the following tasks except one. Which task cannot be performed by handheld device operating systems?
A) Manage contacts and appointments
B) Send and receive e-mail as well as browse the Web
C) Play sound, video, and games
D) Accurately predict future winning lottery numbers
24.
You can use two operating systems, such as Windows and Linux, on the same computer.
A) True
B) False
25.
A spreadsheet program is suitable for performing all of the following tasks except one. Which task is a spreadsheet program not suitable for?
A) Analyze and sort data
B) Create text documents such as letters and memos
C) Filter data based on specific criteria
D) Create graphs and charts
26.
All of the following statements are true except one. Which one is FALSE?
A) You can retrieve the desired data from a database by sending a query to it.
B) Large organizations don’t use databases because database programs are not suitable for managing vast amounts of data.
C) In a database, a record is a collection of fields that are associated with each other such as the name, address, and phone number of a particular person.
D) In a relational database, the data is stored in different modules, linked together by a common element.
27.
All of the following statements are true except one. Which one is FALSE?
A) Graphics programs are used to manipulate digital photos and scanned images.
B) Graphics programs are used to draw simple objects, or produce fancy graphics for posters, magazine covers, brochures and the Web.
C) Graphics programs are used to draw graphs and charts.
D) Graphics programs are used to promote creativity in children and adults.
28.
All of the following statements are true except one. Which one is FALSE?
A) Images created by a painting program can be enlarged without any quality loss.
B) Desktop publishing programs have more limited graphics capabilities than drawing and paint programs.
C) Graphics programs are used to draw simple objects, or produce fancy graphics for posters, magazine covers, brochures and the Web.
D) Bitmap (bmp), Gif, and JPG are file formats for graphic programs.
29.
All of the following are common ways to upgrade software on a PC except one. Which one is not a common way to upgrade a PC’s software?
A) through the Internet.
B) using a CD or floppy disk.
C) using automatic updates.
D) using a cell phone.
30.
All of the following statements are true except one. Which one is FALSE?
A) You can stay informed about software upgrades through the software’s Automatic Upgrade feature.
B) You can stay informed about software upgrades by regularly emailing or calling your computer manufacturer.
C) You can stay informed about software upgrades by regularly visiting the software manufacturer’s Website.
D) You can stay informed about software upgrades by reading computer industry news in magazines and the Internet.
31.
All of the following statements are true except one. Which one is FALSE?
A) The computer files of an operating system can get damaged, therefore requiring the operating system to be reinstalled or upgraded.
B) If an application program is incompatible with the operating system, the application will not work properly.
C) You can easily fix an incompatibility between an application software and the operating system by restarting the computer.
D) Some operating systems require a specific logon procedure, without which a user may be unable to access the computer.
32.
All of the following statements are true except one. Which one is FALSE?
A) The computers in a company or school are sometimes configured in a way that prevents users other than system administrators to add or remove programs.
B) A newly installed program may be incompatible with existing files.
C) A newly installed program may have conflicts with existing programs.
D) Any Windows-compatible program can be installed on any computer that uses the Windows operating system, regardless of the computer’s hardware specifications.

Timo answers:

Its all A

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